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How China's "Rare Earth" Weapon Went From Boom To Bust

Not so long ago, the U.S. went into full panic mode. China had reached the point where it controlled 97% of the world's rare earth elements—minerals …

Emotiva's $49 gizmo makes it easier to adjust your desktop speakers' volume

Turning this exquisitely finished, solid aluminum knob is a downright sensual experience.<p>Back in the 1970s and 1980s, consumer electronics manufacturers knew their way around knobs. The <i>feel</i> of the volume control knob was paramount, and I can't explain why, but there was a real satisfaction to …

Audiophile

Five Best Usenet Providers

Usenet has been around for decades, but it's still a great resource, one that offers speed and reliability that bittorrent can't match. Putting aside …

Privacy

Float Water Relaxation Cap & Support

I used to have a membership to one of those isolation tank therapy places (coincidentally also called Float). You'd climb in these completely …

Silicone Pads Make Everything Stick To Your Fridge, Not Just Magnets

We've probably all seen those silicone pads that promise to keep your smartphone or sunglasses from sliding off your dashboard while driving. But a …

Popcorn Time's "Netflix for Torrents" Is Coming to Chromecast

Popcorn Time is a miracle: It lets you stream torrents of movies and TV shows as though they were on Netflix or Hulu. Is it illegal? Probably! But …

This stackable media hub plays your old 16-bit game cartridges

The set-top box market is currently flooded with many cheap Android boxes, but they tend to offer limited remote access plus expansion capability, so it's about time that something more exciting popped up. One such candidate is the EzeeCube, which aims to be an idiot-proof media hub with three main …

BAIN – Screen Printed Business Cards

Screen printed business cards for swimwear brand, BAIN.<p>This project is a collaborative work between the two creative heads Nicolas Kovac and Cindy …

12 Low-Budget Robot Movies That Are Better Than Transformers

This weekend, we'll all be watching giant robots turn into trucks and dinosaurs, and it'll be like fireworks for your brain. But robots can do more …

Robotics

CoeLux "Skylight" Brings Sun To Dark Places

Seasonal affective disorder is a very real phenomenon, and it can seriously mess with your head. In extreme situations, it can be crippling or even …

Get color-coded timestamps for your Gmail inbox

The Reply Now extension for Chrome or Firefox replaces Gmail's timestamps with relative times in red, yellow, or green.<p>Keeping up with email is one of modern life's most universal tasks. If you would like to try a different visual approach to staying up to date with your Gmail inbox, then allow me …

Software

5 Reasons Why You'll Get Better Sleep With The Casper Mattress (list)

Getting a good night’s sleep is super important to your health. If you don’t get enough good zzz’s your whole day is out of whack and your body will …

Gibson has crammed a digital recorder inside a guitar cable

When I was an aspiring musician <i>a few</i> years back, I'd always forget new guitar licks that would arise from just messing around at rehearsals. Well, Gibson is looking to remedy that, and has partnered up with Tascam to do so. The result is the Memory Cable: a 1/4-inch instrument cable for guitar, …

Android RK3188 Mini PC

I like it when the computer costs only about 2.5 times more than the keyboard they recommend to go with it. The latest in Android's line of mini PCs, …

A Build-It-Yourself Modular Jetski That Fits in Your Car's Trunk

As fun as a jetski be when you get on the water, they can also be a bit of a pain to haul around if you don't pay for a permanent dock. So a bunch of …

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TAKEN Keychain, Mens personalized keychain, Anniversary gifts for men, Engagement Gift, Long Distance Relationship, Boyfriend girlfriend

Taken by Karen and the date on which it has been taken by him :)<br>Anniversary? Engagement gift, or simply just cause you want to let the world know....you're TAKEN! .<p>PERSONALIZED keychain with any name, date and symbols.<p>You can choose from 32 symbol stamps(last picture) and the material: aluminum, …

Wooden Qi Wireless Charger Eliminates Messy Cables, Also Incorporates Speaker and Clock Functions

Declutter your bedside table with the Wooden Qi Wireless Charger/Speaker/Clock that will help simplify your life. Charge your phone by simply placing …

Best Headphones for Sleeping

If you like to listen to music while sleeping you know all to well how annoying earbuds and headphones are while trying to sleep. After spending …

The Sequel To The Best Solitaire/Golf Crossover Is Coming April 3

Big Fish Games' <i>Fairway Solitaire</i> — an odd mix of the classic card game and golf — took us by surprise back in 2012. We won't make the same mistake …

Golf

You'll Never Trip Over This In-Ground Solar Light

They're the perfect accent to a well-manicured backyard, but the solar-powered lights dotting your gardens and walkways are just one misstep away …

After Guidelight, night-lights may never be the same again

A Kickstarter campaign for a new breed of night-light has captured funders' imaginations with its easy installation and low profile.<p>Plug-in night-lights have rarely been lauded for the beauty of their design. They are usually utilitarian-looking gadgets or over-the-top silly gizmos with Disney …

Home Automation

Make your own clothes with this open source printer

Store-bought clothing can be expensive, but not everyone has the talent or patience to make their own attire. That may not be an issue if OpenKnit takes off, though. The open source platform combines an affordable (under $757), build-it-yourself clothing printer with Knitic design software to let …

Wipebook Turns A Notebook Into A Whiteboard

Whiteboards eliminated chalkboards and now a new Kickstarter campaign wants to eliminate the use of notebooks. Called the Wipebook, the fundraiser …

Make A Table From Any Flat Object With The Floyd Leg

For all you DIYers out there, the Floyd Leg is a new Kickstarter campaign that allows you to create a table from any flat surface you find. So that …

The Atlas Fitness Trackers Can Differentiate Between Bicep Curls and Push-Ups

The market for fitness trackers seems to be filled with lots of pedometers disguised as fitness trackers. Sure they can count steps, calories burned …

Parrot Asteroid Mini Connects Your Digital Life to Your Car

If your car doesn’t sport all the new in-car technology, fear not! The Parrot Asteroid Mini In-Car Multimedia System will connect your digital life …

Take a look at Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, a LOTR game with a twist

​How I "Hacked" Kayak and Booked a Cheaper Flight

Let me start this out by saying I didn't "hack" something in the black hat Hackers way, but by finding a market inefficiency and leveraging it to my …

Knobs, Gum, and Japanese Condoms: 11 Insanely Specific Review Blogs

Human beings can cultivate some incredibly bizarre obsessions. The weirdest ones, though, often involve the most mundane things—just fixated on to an …